DIGNICRAFT: a border collective on art and activism
Ana Paola Rodríguez, Omar Foglio, José Luis Figueroa, and David Figueroa
This event will be in Spanish and English with simultaneous translation. Ana Paola Rodríguez, Omar Foglio, José Luis Figueroa, and David Figueroa are Dignicraft, a hybrid between an art collective and activist media production company. A distributor of cultural goods, they are inspired by human dignity and justice, the artisan process of creation and the potential of collaboration to spark change. The collective produces documentaries, distributing films and crafts with great stories behind them, and imparts a collaborative workshop as part of a contemporary art project.
More information about DIGNICRAFT: https://www.dignicraft.org/
At the FS&P they will show and discuss their collaborations, featuring the short film "Fotoperiodista: Documenting Tijuana's Refugee Crisis," 2017 (15min). The film portrays the work of Omar Martínez, a photojournalist from Tijuana following the more than 8,000 Haitian migrants who have arrived in this city looking to apply for a humanitarian visa to enter the United States. The film depicts the Caribbean migrants as the new regulation cancelling the TPS (Temporary Protection Status) for Haitians comes into effect. Most of their work featured subjects and communities in conditions of migration and the creative practices that make them prosper despite all the odds.